RANDOM PHOTOS - RARE/SCARCE BIRDS
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Little Ringed Plover, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. May 12th, 2012.
Lesser Whitethroat, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 5th, 2009.
Lesser Whitethroat, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. September 8th, 2012.
Glaucous-winged Gull, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens)
Castetownbere, Co. Cork. January 3rd, 2016.
Semipalmated Plover, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
Ventry, Co. Kerry. September 24th, 2011.
Lesser Whitethroat, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)
Churchtown, Co. Wexford. November 2nd, 2014.
Lesser Whitethroat, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)
Carnsore Point, Co. Wexford. May 10th, 2009.
Pacific Diver, Co. Tyrone, Ireland.
Pacific Diver (Gavia pacifica)
Lough Fea, Co. Tyrone. January 25th, 2014.
Radde's Warbler, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Radde's Warbler (Phylloscopus schwarzi)
Barry's Head, Co. Cork. October 18th, 2016.
Little Ringed Plover, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)
North Slob Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Co. Wexford. August 15th, 2009.
PAST IRISH RARE BIRDS
on 22nd June
2008 Laughing Gull, Mayo
1996 Marsh Warbler, Wexford
1995 Frigatebird sp., Dublin
1994 Spotted Sandpiper, Kerry
1982 Elegant Tern, Down
More details:
Laughing Gull
Aghleam Bay, The Mullet, Mayo. 2008.
Marsh Warbler
Lingstown, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford. 1996.
2nd Irish Record
Frigatebird sp.
Booterstown, Dublin. 1995.
4th Irish Record
Spotted Sandpiper
Dunquin, Kerry. 1994.
10th Irish Record
Elegant Tern
Greencastle Point, Carlingford Lough, Down. 1982.
1st Irish Record. Also seen in Cork the following August
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FIRST WP RECORDS
on 22nd June:
Oriental Pratincole, Between Dunwich and Walberswick, Suffolk, England. 22nd June, 1981.
Remained in Suffolk until 8th July. Later re-found at Old Hall Marshes, Essex c. 6th August where it remained until 11th October.
Burns, D.W. 1993. Oriental Pratincole: new to the Western Palearctic. British Birds 86(3): 115-120